Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: The vote to limit and control discussion of issues at the Feb. 11, 2019 Portsmouth Town Council meeting is disturbing for the people they are representing.  The council … more
To the editor: Although it is not new and it is described on our tax bills, I recently discovered that only one person is currently taking advantage of our Portsmouth “tax deferral” … more
To the editor, The Portsmouth Town Council has adopted Councilman Katzman’s proposals to restrict citizen access to its meetings, ending a 13-year tradition of full access. In the process … more
To the editor: On Feb. 11, four Portsmouth town counsilors approved an agenda item by Mr. Katzman to allow residents, taxpayers, voters only three minutes to talk/comment/debate on an agenda item … more
To the editor, I want to ensure to the people of Portsmouth and to the Portsmouth Business Community that, as director of business development for the Town of Portsmouth, I have always been and … more
To the editor: In 1975 at the Portsmouth Middle School, the R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) unveiled plans to rehab East Main Road in Portsmouth.  Surveying began and then … more
Editor’s note: This letter from the R.I. Department of Transportation is in response to last week’s article about local bike advocacy group’s criticism of proposed budget cuts for … more
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and war correspondent, David Wood, writes in his book, “What Have We Done? The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars”: “When there is casual … more
To the editor: I am writing in response to the Jan. 11 letter titled, “The Reform Caucus Can Embrace Democracy.” The Reform Caucus, of which I am part, is advocating for changes to … more
To the editor: Please come and enjoy a pancake breakfast this Sunday, Jan. 20, at St. Barnabas Church Parish Hall from 8 am to noon. The public is invited. Tickets are $8 each and can be … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.